In a recent interview with Steven Spielberg, producer of the Back to the Future trilogy, stated that he is “changing things up a bit.” He is hosting a 25 year anniversary of the release of the beginning of the classics we all know and love. Hyundai’s Batmobile is said to be featured in the newest film as it gives a new “edge” to the series.
Back to the Future released in 1985 is an American science-fiction comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Crispin Glover. The film tells the story of Marty McFly, a teenager who is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955 where he meets his parents in high school, accidentally attracting his mother’s romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents to fall in love, while finding a way to return to 1985.
The original retrofitted DeLorean DMC-12 will be at the 25th anniversary party where Spielberg is said to make a public announcement of the making of Back to the Future Part IV. The DeLorean DMC-12 is legendary to the original three movies as it is said that the new Hyundai Batmobile Motorcycle will be used instead.
Hyundai Motorcycles is sponsoring the first annual Santa Claus Motorcycle Race and Bret Michaels Concert in Texas
On December 20, 2010, hundreds of Santa Clauses will be racing down at the Christmas Parade/ marathon to raise money for needy children. The project aims to raise money to buy toys for children currently in St. Jude hospital and children diagnosed with diabetes .
Bret Michaels the official sponsor of Hyundai Motorcycles, and a diabetes patient, will be leading the marathon at 9a.m. He stated, ” This is one of the biggest things I could ever do in my life, bigger than music and bigger than TV. When you can inspire and move thousands of people to help this cause- then you can say you really rock”
The mission of Hyundai Motorcycles Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The objectives of Hyundai’s Motorcycles Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The Hyundai’s Motorcycles Toys for Tots activity is hosting its first annual collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Hyundai’s dealership is located. In communities without a Hyundai’s dealership, the campaign will be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include motorcycle races, golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.
Schwarzenegger states, “Hyundai is leading the way for billions of people in their green technology, Hyundai’s Batmobile is precisely what is needed especially in the climate of needed technology to replace unsustainable transportation nationwide.”
Becomes the Sponsor to Hyundai’s Motorcycles
Bret Michaels (born Bret Michael Sychak, March 15, 1963) is an American musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison. Besides his career as lead singer, he has several solo albums to his credit, as well as one chart single. He appeared in the VH1 reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and its sequels, and as a judge on the talent show Nashville Star. He was the winning contestant on NBC’s reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3.
Michaels loves to ride custom Harleys and dirt bikes. He loves to hit up the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and headlined with his old band Poison at the Buffalo Chip a few years back. He even claims the loss of his virginity involved a motorcycle, a blanket, and an 8-track player. Being a biker and a rock star, he’s also pegged with the bad-boy image that comes with the territory.
Bret Michales has had a series of health problems such as brain hemorrhages, emergency appendectomy, a stroke caused by a hole in his heart, and he’s diabetic. However despite medical complications, he has raised money for the American Diabetes Foundation.
Motorcycling is therapeutic, good for both the mind and soul. Michaels states, “Just don’t tell my doctors if you me out out riding.”
Check out Hyundai’s themes song Bret Michael’s
This solar-powered bike isn’t bullet proof but its Batmobile-like design is certainly superhero worthy. It is a moped that has a movable shell casing — inspired by the armadillidiidae, or pillbug — that is completely covered with solar panels. Grab your bike, jet through the city, then close the solar covering and the entire surface of the bike absorbs the sun and powers itself while your away.
All those hours your motorcycle is left parked under the baking sun, it could be powering up. That’s the idea behind the Batmobile, solar-powered motorcycle, a prototype design that debuted at New York’s International Auto Show in June and took home the prize for best innovative technology. The bike’s 3.1 square meters of armadillo-looking solar panels soak up the sun’s rays while it’s parked, then retract to reveal the driver’s seat when it’s time to go. The solar cells alone would allow it to reach speeds of up to 30 mph and a tavel up to 50 miles.The bike was designed by Barcelona-based design firm Guimeràicinca as a concept car of the future. With the current number of charging stations in short supply, you can let your vehicle charge itself with the sun.The curved body of the bike is retractable; when you hop off at your destination it fans open and the full array of solar panels are revealed. When you are ready to hop back on they fan closed and reveal your seat. The design of the panels allows it to look great while fanned open and closed. Read more: Solar-Powered Batmobile Concept Moped Is a Charging Machine | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World
The Senate voted Monday night to extend the “Cash for Clunkers” program with an infusion of $10 million.White House aides said earlier that President Obama will quickly sign the bill into law to prevent any interruption to the popular incentive.
“[President Obama’s] going to want to make sure the funds are in place by this weekend,” one senior White House official noted, because of the particularly brisk business the program has sparked.
President Obama is reintroducing the clash for clunkers programs and this time its for motorcycles. The way the program works is similar to the car program that was in place last year. Hyundai is the leading company that is trading in your old motorcycle and giving you credit for an eco-friendlier motorcycle. You can choose from over 10 models which include the batmobile, the solar energy powered bike, the electric powered bike or the hybrid bike. Hyundai is giving up to $4,500 credit towards the purchase of a new bike. Financing options are available just visit your local dealership to find out more information.
The program under Obama’s economic stimulus package pays people up to $4,500 for trading an older-model motorcycles with low fuel efficiency for new motorcycles that get better miles per gallon.
” ‘Cash for Clunkers’ has been a proven success. The initial transactions are generating a more than 50 percent increase in fuel economy; they are generating $700 to $1,000 in annual savings for consumers in reduced gas costs alone; and they are getting the oldest, dirtiest and most air polluting motorcycles off the road for good,” Obama said in a statement Monday night.
“I want to thank Leader Reid and the members of the Senate who moved quickly to extend a program that benefits our recovery and our auto industry while reducing our economy’s dependence on oil,” he said
The program is intended to run until the Fall 2011.
The House voted to add $2 million to the program. With the Senate vote, the additional money will become available right away.
Several top Republicans, including Sen. John McCain of Arizona, raised concerns about pouring more money into the program at a time when the government is deep in debt.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and other top Democrats had been lining up votes for the expansion by making the case that the program is providing a boost to the economy by increasing weak sales, while also helping the environment by getting “clunkers” off the road in favor of more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Democratic officials said several hurdles were cleared in order to allow the Senate to pass the bill with new money on Monday night.
On Monday, two key senators who opposed more money for the program announced they had changed their minds and now supported the extension.
The announcement by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, boosted Democratic efforts to secure enough votes to pass the measure this week.
Hyundai is proud to release new electric- powered motorcycles part of the Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs) that provide convenient local transportation. Its generally designed for one to two people and small cargo capacity. The electric-powered motorcycle is affordable. For most of us, the majority of our trips are less than 20 miles – within the range of most electric bikes. Clean, quiet, and efficient the SE-2 offers the advantages of an extra car without the burdens.
The electric powered motorcycles are extremely popular in Europe, as the European Union (EU) has announced a demand for carbon emissions to be curved. Hyundai has become the leading company involved in the Kyoto Protocol which urges nations to move towards the Green movement.